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Does the Iniative and and Referenda system work on a national level?

Created on: 06/26/09 04:10 PM Views: 2183 Replies: 3
Does the Iniative and and Referenda system work on a national level?
Posted Friday, June 26, 2009 11:10 AM

If we don't like some of our present set of laws that govern us on a national level. Are we able to use the Iniative and Referenda system at a national level or is it just at the state level? It would seem that the internet would be able to instigate change in a fairly rapid manner with the amount of votes that are only a finger tap away?

 
RE: Does the Iniative and and Referenda system work on a national level?
Posted Saturday, June 27, 2009 07:48 PM

Believe it or not, Washington is quite lucky with it's Initiative and Referendum system, as there are 24 States where the people have no choice..only in who they elect.
On a National level, again, it's Congress that has the reigns on that one.
Kinda set up believing that the People cannot be trusted to govern themselves... alas, we are a "Republic" and not a true Democracy.



http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/Category:States_without_initiative_and_referendum

 
Edited 06/27/09 07:51 PM
RE: Does the Iniative and and Referenda system work on a national level?
Posted Sunday, June 28, 2009 11:38 AM

Again, is it just a question of semantic's or just interp-retation of something that was written over 200 hundred years ago.
A question is; if you had the chance to alter the direction of our Republic (as you stated the people are not smart enough to govern themselves and in turn, would it be fair to conclude that the corporations that are running it now should be held to the same low standards) would it be worth weighing the context that document has taken in the last 40 years?

If it did change to improve things for the "people". How would you manage it? Thus keeping your structure free from decay(or corruption) over time?

 
RE: Does the Iniative and and Referenda system work on a national level?
Posted Saturday, July 11, 2009 12:59 PM

This is to deep I am apathetic to the course we are on. I cannot change it. I vote only for presidents they change things for "ME" and people just like me. My representives work for "ME" I just have to vote for them.

Corporations are making life better for the people of the United States. The "Dollar" can be "TO" strong--then nobody but us will buy U.S. auto's. We need to import more goods at cheaper prices that helps America grow stronger.

What happens if wheat corn and milk/cheese are not subsidized? Is using food products to make cars and trucks move an ethical question or a monetary one?

If we did'nt use oil for transportation what would those corporations do for money? How long will it be before we are charged for the water we drink? What if it is used for transportation could everyone afford it?

Is the reality of government an opaque film of big business?

HMO's make America stronger they help people. They are not just making money off hard working American's with high premiums. The denials of benefits and inefficient accounting are just glitches in an otherwise highley efficient and profitable corporation run by Americans just like you. Only their superiors make a little more than you and can pay for health care out of pocket if need be.

Can we hack away at useless programs in government that drain billions of tax dollars while employing or helping few American's.

Can States form majority votes together to change federal law's?